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CM lays foundation stone for Science & Commerce College

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

Shillong, Aug 24: Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma laid the foundation stone for Science & Commerce College at a function at Sacred Grove, Mawphlang, in the presence of Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Kennedy Khyriem on Thursday.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said establishment of the college at Mawphlang is part of the new initiative of the government in the field of education and of having a dedicated institution for Science and Commerce streams in the State. He also said that having such educatiol centres in rural areas will to a large extent control urban migration as there is a trend of students migrating to cities in search of better educatiol opportunities. He added that having such institutions within the State will reverse the process of flight capital as well.

“The whole exercise will have other collateral benefits for the society and the State as a whole,” he said.

Sangma also said the legacy of the State, especially Shillong, as being the educatiol hub has not been taken advantage of in the last few years and that there is a need to restore this legacy.

He informed the gathering that education is one area in social sector where, by taking advantage of the aspirations of the youth for quality education, attractive spaces for providing job opportunities can be created. He said Mawphlang has always been partnering with the government in all its developmental programmes, and having an educatiol institution in the beautiful backdrops of Mawphlang will in turn promote tourism.

Sangma said the strength of the people of the State who have immense potentialities should not be underestimated. He said it is important to generate a sense of hope among the people.

He added that Meghalaya is known for the good things that are happening and the momentum of growth that has been achieved cannot be denied.

The Chief Minister said the government is taking care of the issues and the apprehensions of the people with the complete involvement of all stakeholders.

It may be mentioned here that Hima Mawphlang has doted 20 acres of land for the college.

Among others who spoke during the function were Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, PWD (R) Minister MM Danggo, PWD (B) Minister Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh and Mawphlang MLA Kennedy Khyriem.

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